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In 2007, the black unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, but in 2011, it soared to 22.6 percent
by Frederick H.
The employment-population ratio, which represents the percentage of the population who are employed, was higher in June for black men 20 years old and older and flat for black women in the same age group, according to "Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2012."
For black women the employment-population ratio was 55 percent, which was little changed from May's figure of 55.1 percent, according to the report, which is published by the University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education.
Florida A&M University has named Kawachi Clemons, assistant professor of music, interim chair of the music department, replacing longtime chair Dr.
Democrats are urging President Obama's supporters to donate more funds after the campaign raised $71 million in June, compared with Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, who raised $106 million the same month.
"This is the second month in a row they have out raised us," Democrats.
He Makes His Vow as Texas Challenges Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
Singer Usher's stepson, Kyle Glover, was left brain dead following an accident that occurred on Lake Lanier in Atlanta.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick married U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and his partner, Jim Ready, during a ceremony on Saturday in ceremony in Newton, Mass.
Stephen L. Carter is the author of New York Times bestsellers The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White. His latest novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, was released on Tuesday.
by Frederick H. Lowe
When the USS Constitution set sail to fight in the War of 1812, a conflict that forged the United States as a nation, the ship's sails were all white, but not its crew.
July 12 through July 18
1887 ----- The all-black town of Mound Bayou, Miss., was co-founded on this date by 12 pioneers from Davis Bend, Miss., a black colony that had been created during the 1820s by planter Joseph E.
Dr. Paul Sikkel, an assistant professor of biology and a field marine biologist at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, a controversial independent film of magical realism, depicting an epochal hurricane and flood in post-Katrina Louisiana delta country, opens nationwide in selected theaters on Friday after premiering June 27 in New York and Los Angeles.
The film, based on Juicy and Delicious, a play by Lucy Alibar, who collaborated on the film’s script, was written and directed by Benh Zeitlin and made on a shoestring budget by Court 13, a New Orleans-based production collective.
James H. Ammons, president of Florida A&M University, which has been rocked by a scandal resulting from the hazing death last year of drum major Robert Champion, Jr., resigned on Wednesday.